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Old 04-27-2010, 08:58 PM   #551
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oh gawd dang! I saw the pic on flickr and when "ewwwwww, wth?"

now I know the story and have the sound clips too

Hope you're feeling better!!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:18 PM   #552
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I wouldn't say you were screaming like a little girl, lol. I still giggled, would have probably laughed if you did scream like a little girl, lol.
I was rather disapointed in my reaction. But, hey, at least I didn't cry hahahahahaha

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Can hear it snap pretty good!

.... You're a better man than me for not going down cussing and kicking... You even went back and turned the cam off

If I had a dollar for every time I said, "That was stupid!" I'd have a lotta dollars LOL
The cussing happened in the house. lol

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oh gawd dang! I saw the pic on flickr and when "ewwwwww, wth?"

now I know the story and have the sound clips too

Hope you're feeling better!!!
Thanks. Not too bad since I'm on meds. haha
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:44 PM   #553
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Someone make this a Sticky already!!!!! LOL
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #554
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Dude...seriously...you're about one unlucky..and really tolerant...SOB...

After hearing your tale of woe at the 'Fest,.... hearing the rest of the story here is just unreal...

when the day comes that you have finally cherried out your Camaro how you like it....maybe just sitting in her will make some of these memories just go away.... damn brother....
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:59 PM   #555
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Someone make this a Sticky already!!!!! LOL
I think I might do a members journal and add all my threads to it. lol Between my suspension, paint, slow L99 issue, stripes, and this one, I have quite a tale to tell.

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Dude...seriously...you're about one unlucky..and really tolerant...SOB...

After hearing your tale of woe at the 'Fest,.... hearing the rest of the story here is just unreal...

when the day comes that you have finally cherried out your Camaro how you like it....maybe just sitting in her will make some of these memories just go away.... damn brother....
haha, Yup. But you know what? I'll have an atachment to my car that is huge. lmao
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #556
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I think I might do a members journal and add all my threads to it. lol Between my suspension, paint, slow L99 issue, stripes, and this one, I have quite a tale to tell.

haha, Yup. But you know what? I'll have an atachment to my car that is huge. lmao

Longest sadest members journal ever!!!!!! Hows the finger feeling?? I think you should name your Members Journal Worst Luck Ever!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:19 PM   #557
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I was rather disapointed in my reaction. But, hey, at least I didn't cry hahahahahaha

The cussing happened in the house. lol
Lol, my reaction would have been x-rated due to the cussing. I thought you handled it better well, all things considered.


Hopefully the finger heals okay, the car gets lined out and you will definitely have something to remember!!
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oh man! all day long the sound clip from your video has been replaying at random times in my head and every time I cringe.


I'm scarred for life
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:51 PM   #559
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just out of curiosity, did you remove the retainer clips from the rotors? they can cause vibrations on your wheels

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #560
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just out of curiosity, did you remove the retainer clips from the rotors? they can cause vibrations on your wheels

D'oh!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:16 PM   #561
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Oh, ya, btw, I was told today you could have a tire 'shaved' to compensate for this problem. Anyone ever heard of this?

Just curious. I wouldn't do it but the guy who told me was being serious.
WTF?!?!?!?!?

that's just f'n dumb...

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:20 PM   #562
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just out of curiosity, did you remove the retainer clips from the rotors? they can cause vibrations on your wheels
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #563
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I take that as a "no"?

Retainer clips don't allow most wheels to fit properly (flat) against the rotor. Factory wheels and some aftermarket wheels have the areas grooved out to accommodate them though. Those are only used to temporarily hold on the rotor during the assembly line process, until the calipers are attached.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:40 AM   #564
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Huh!

So in the picture above of someone pointing out the retainer clip on that bolt, is that a mistake? Was that suppossed to be removed if its just for assembly purposes?

I would imagine that shop that put on PQ's wheels would have noticed that and recognized that may be causing a problem if that clip was left on and wasn't supposed to bet here?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:25 AM   #565
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Most tire shops know about removing the clip for aftermarket wheels. Just takes 1 minute with a small flathead and some needlenose pliers to twist/snap them off.

The factory wheels are undercut on the lug area, to clear the clips. Most aftermarket wheels are flat on the backside, they won't fit flat over a clip.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #566
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i hope i didnt open a pandoras box.......i was just trying to trouble shoot......
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I take that as a "no"?
Uh, that was basicaly a "Ok, I'm dumb but not THAT dumb" face. lol

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i hope i didnt open a pandoras box.......i was just trying to trouble shoot......
I thought you were joking. haha There are no retainer clips. In case you were wondering.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #568
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And to eliminate this theory here is my car when I did the suspension.

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If I ever put my stock wheels back on my car, do I need to put the clips back on too? Or can they go into the trash? (I'm such a noob!)
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:51 AM   #570
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If I ever put my stock wheels back on my car, do I need to put the clips back on too? Or can they go into the trash? (I'm such a noob!)
Yup, leave them off. They serve no purpose anymore. I'm not sure mine ever had them on in the first place. But of course, I had the upgrade 21s put on from the beggining. I'm sure if they ever had any, the dealer discarded them from the beggining. I've only ever seen the clips on anything once before, and even 'I' knew they were non functional.
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Here is a photo of one of my HRE wheels from the backside. You can see how they machined out the lug holes to accommodate these retainers. Also notice how they machined the pockets out between the lugs to lighten the wheels even further. Not all brands do this
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Wow. That was really nice of Nine Ball to go take a wheel of his car just for us. Now THAT is great customer service!
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Wow. That was really nice of Nine Ball to go take a wheel of his car just for us. Now THAT is great customer service!
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Wow. That was really nice of Nine Ball to go take a wheel of his car just for us. Now THAT is great customer service!
No fingers were harmed during this procedure.
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